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Dusty Winner: Julia Anquier

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IFP Award winner Julia Anquier looks to correct misrepresentations of feminine friendship with her thesis film, Farewell to Flesh. Set in her home city of Rio de Janeiro, her film cuts right to the point. 

Making a film is making something out of nothing.

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See Photos from the 28th Dustys

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Photos by Maria Moreno & Richard Scalzo

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Dusty Winner: Alejandro Cortés

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Los Desaparecidos, 2017 Dusty Award winner for Outstanding Film, is the most personal film yet made by Alejandro Cortes, and the first he has made in his native Mexico.

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Student Blog: Miwa Sakulrat

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Thesis student Miwa Sakulrat is a triple threat: Writer, director, production designer.

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Student Blog: Steven Liiro

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You have to put everything you’ve got into making a film — especially when it’s your first feature.

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Dusty Winners Blog: Kristina Martin

Dusty winner (Special Jury Award for Comedy in Animation) Kristina Martin came up with an idea for her thesis before entering her junior year at SVA.

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Dusty Winners Blog: Montana Hall

Montana Hall took a risk when she decided to make an animated horror film for her thesis.

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Dusty Winners Blog: Yvonne Hsuan Ho

Thinking about partnering up for your thesis?

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Dusty Winners Blog: Ivan Viaranchyk

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Dusty winner (Outstanding Achievement in Production Design) Ivan Viaranchyk worked 18 hours a day for an entire year to make his thesis film, Night Shadows.

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Dusty Winners Blog: Luigi Rossi

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Luigi Rossi and his directing partner, Enrico Granato, drew on philosophy, economics, and traditions of Italian storytelling from Boccaccio to Pasolini for their remarkable film, The Sale of an Appetite.

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Dusty Winners Blog: Juana Hodari

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Juana Hodari won Outstanding Documentary at the Dusty Festival for her film Tomasa, her portrait of a unique family of women ranchers in Argentina. This is the first in a series of blogs from 2016’s Dusty winners.

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